There is only one man — other than Patrick Swayze himself, may he rest in peace — who could make the Dirty Dancing lift feel like legitimate foreplay: Shirtless Ryan Gosling. Watch It Now. Pelvises rocking in unison. Crawling all over the floor to the sounds of "Love is Strange.
25 Sex Movies on Netflix - Hottest Films to Stream Now
In our humble opinion, sexy movies should have their own genre, just like dramas and comedies and thrillers. Of course, when a movie gets an NC rating, it's usually a pretty good indication that some raunchy stuff is going to go down. And when we say sexy movies, we're not just talking about movies with tons of eye candy or sweet and tender rom-coms. No, we're talking about down-and-dirty flicks that you would be mortified to watch with your parents — and that might even make you blush if you watch on your own. We've rounded up the hottest movies of all time, and it goes without saying that these are strictly NSFW.
These Are the Sexiest Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now
But survey any moderately sized group of individuals or TIME's culture staff and certain titles come up again and again. Some movies—like In the Mood for Love and Before Sunrise —are more noteworthy for their ambient erotic charge than for outright graphic sexiness. Others, like Body Heat and Mulholland Dr. Sometimes the nastiest or naughtiest characters are the biggest turn-ons.
And what could be more personal than sex? When these movies do show sex it is always in service of the story, and always in order to challenge, subvert, or celebrate contemporary beliefs about sexuality. Turn on and get turned on by our list of the 25 best sexy movies of the 21st century well, so far. You know you want to. Popular on IndieWire.